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|Armenian Apostolic Church||New Mexico: Atocha||2010||Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 181.||"Loren's eyes dropped a few shelves. History of Modern Turkey. The Armenian Struggle for Statehood. Disintegration of the Soviet Empire. History of the Transcaucasian Republics 1918-1921. The Glory and Resurrection of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Armenian, Russian, and Turkish dictionaries and phrase books. "|
|Armenian Apostolic Church||Roman Empire||321 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 317.||"Constantine shrugged. 'Did you really believe that we could share the Empire forever? If the Armenian Christians appeal to me, I will help them, and if the Visigoths attack Thrace, I will repel them...' "|
|Arthurian||California||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 93.||"...an equally large Walt Simonson acrylic of Merlyn. "|
|Arthurian||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 52.||Pg. 52: "...and a T-shirt with A CONNECTICUT PANSY IN KING ARTHUR'S SHORTS lettered on it. "; Pg. 81: "'...You obviously hadn't noticed my dumb shirt before a minute ago, and Cody saw it back at the hospital; and she didn't get that it was a joke about a Mark Twain book title.'
'You should believe it, it's true. I don't think Cody's much of a reader. I am--and I love books about King Arthur, though I've never been able to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.' She rolled her eyes. 'You're taking a whole crowd of girls to dinner!'
Cochran decided not to ask what she thought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest had to do with King Arthur... " [More, pg. 310, 350.]
|Arthurian||Deep Space 9||2369||Strickland, Brad. Stowaways (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 4.||"'...While the Excalibur is docked here at Deep Space Nine, may I have your permission to visit Bajor?' " [Some other refs. to this ship, not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||Deep Space 9||2370||Gilden, Mel. Cardassian Imps (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 11.|| "' 'He who pulls the sword from the stone becomes king of England,' ' he intoned, and giving his queeble stick a tug, he pulled it from the squarmash and held it over his head.
'What's that all about?' Nog asked.
'King Arthur. An old Earth legend. He pulled a sword from the stone and became king of England.'
'What's England? Nog asked.
'It's a long story,' Jake said as he shook his head. When Nog asked questions like that, Jake knew he was a long way from home. "
|Arthurian||Deep Space 9||2372||Carey, Diane. The Way of the Warrior (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 106.|| "They were dressed in fairy-tale princess gowns, with huge pointed hats and long veils.
'I can't believe you did that,' the dark-haired one said...
'He didn't leave me any choice,' the other girl said...
Bashir looked at them. 'What did she do?'
The Trill smiled... 'She knocked out Lancelot!'
The other woman unapologetically claimed, 'He kissed me!'
'He's supposed to kiss you.'
'But I was playing a married woman!'
So these people had a holodeck, and these woman were in a holonovel of some sort. Classical Earth literature. Knights. Damsels. "
|Arthurian||Europe||1366 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and The Gnarly King. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 205.||"'He's saying that he and the Ancestors, those who were rightfully members of King Arthur's Round Table and loyal to him in that last battle, were the first-comers and own this land...' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||Europe||1400 C.E.||Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 113.||"...because this had to be the finest [sword] since Excalibur. "|
|Arthurian||Europe||1470 C.E.||Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 49.||Refs. to King Arthur: pg. 49, 154, 420|
|Arthurian||Europe||1478 C.E.||Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 18.||"And now a god, like Julius Caesar, like Arthur King of Britain. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2260||Friedman, Michael Jan. Constitution (Star Trek / My Brother's Keeper 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 266.||"First at Velarrh VII, where it was the Excalibur that sent them packing... Then again at Linyar II, where they encountered the Excalibur a second time. "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2260||Friedman, Michael Jan. Republic (Star Trek / My Brother's Keeper 1 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 108.||"...when Rollin Bannock was captain of the Excalibur... "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2294||David, Peter. The Captain's Daughter (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 235.||"He walked the perimeter, clutching the tricorder as if it were a life preserver, or even the Holy Grail. "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2294||Friedman, Michael Jan. Relics (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 8.||"...on the newly commissioned Excalibur... "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2369||Galanter, Dave & Greg Brodeur. Foreign Foes (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 121.||Pg. 121: "'...Which Starfleet vessel is the closest?'
'The U.S.S. Excalibur is in sector four.' "; Pg. 255: "'Nothing within range. The Excalibur is Ambassador class, but it's twelve days away at maximum warp. They're the closest.' "
|Arthurian||galaxy||2371||David, Peter. Triangle: Imzadi II (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 335.||"'Commander Elizabeth Shelby, kiddo. First officer, Starship Excalibur...' "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2372||Betancourt, John Gregory. The Heart of the Warrior (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 39.||"'Captain Sisko... you are to delay the mission to the Gamma Quadrant until the Excalibur gets there.' " [Other refs. to this ship, not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. End Game in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997)||[The Excalibur is the main ship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. Fire on High (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 8.||"Commander Elizabeth Shelby ran the video log of the bridge of the Excalibur... " [The Excalibur is the main starship featured in the novel. Other refs.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. House of Cards in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 133.|| "'Do you have a recommendation for an available starship, Admiral?'
...'One comes to mind. The Excalibur.' " [This ship is the main ship featured in the novel, and throughout the 'Star Trek: New Frontier' series.]
|Arthurian||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. Into the Void in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 3.||"The Excalibur is currently a hive of activity. She's an Ambassador-class ship, registry number 26517. " [The Excalibur is the main ship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. Martyr (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 46.||"...the captain of the Excalibur... " [This is the main starship of the novel, with refs. throughout. Other than the name, however, there is nothing in the novel that has anything to do with Arthurian legend.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2373||David, Peter. The Two-Front War in Star Trek: New Frontier (omnibus). New York: Pocket Books (1998; c. 1997)||[The Excalibur is the main ship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2374||David, Peter. Dark Allies (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 55.||"'The Excalibur? said one of the Redeemers. 'The vessel captained by Mackenzie Calhoun...?' " [The main starship featured in novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2374||David, Peter. Double or Nothing (Star Trek: TNG / Double Helix: Book 5 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 77.||"The ship slowly cruised over him, and he was finally able to make out the name of the vessel as it drew near enough: U.S.S. Excalibur.... The Excalibur was the primary starship that had been assigned to Thallonian space... " [This starship, captained by Captain Calhoun, is significant in this novel. Many refs., not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2374||David, Peter. Once Burned (Star Trek: New Frontier; "The Captain's Table " Book 5 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 33.||"'The Excalibur is as good a starship as any of them, Eppy, and this is a damned fine crew...' " [Other refs. to this ship, pg. 38-39, 50, 109, 113, 249.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2374||David, Peter. The Quiet Place (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 23.||"...ambassador of goodwill aboard the Excalibur... " [The Excalibur is the main starship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2375||David, Peter. Excalibur: Renaissance (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000)||[The Excalibur is the main ship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2375||David, Peter. Excalibur: Requiem (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000)||[The Excalibur is the main ship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2375||David, Peter. Excalibur: Restoration (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000)||[The Excalibur is the main ship featured in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2375||Golden, Christie. Ghost Dance (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #2). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 16.||"Her [Janeway's] smile at the thought of herself as King Arthur leading the quest for the Holy Grail faded a little. Her best knight was not with her. There had been a price extracted... "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2375||Mack, David. "The Star Trek: New Frontier Minipedia " in Excalibur: Restoration (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 358.|| "Arthurian
Adjective meaning 'related to or derived from the mythology of King Arthur,' a legendary British monarch who was renowned for his Knights of the Round Table, castle Camelot, queen Guinevere and his sword, Excalibur. "
|Arthurian||galaxy||2375||Shatner, William; Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Dark Victory (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2000; c. 1999); pg. 107.||"'...offshore quake generated the tsunami that wiped it clean. I call it Camelot.' "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2376||David, Peter. Cold Wars (ST: New Frontier / Gateways: Book 6 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001)||[The main starship featured in the novel is the Excalibur]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2376||DeCandido, Keith R. A. Demons of Air and Darkness (Star Trek: DS9 / Gateways: Book 4 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 27.||"...and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun of the Excalibur... "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2376||Greenberger, Robert. Doors into Chaos (Star Trek: TNG / Gateways: Book 3 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 19.||"...just as Picard was dedicating the new U.S.S. Excalibur, after the original was destroyed, presumably with Calhoun still aboard. "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2377||David, Peter. Being Human (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 35.||"'...Plus the Excalibur has some systems that were cobbled in from older vessels...' " [The main starship in the novel.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2500||Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 68.||"The planet wasn't always known as Kamalot, nor was it actually a planet, but a large meteorite of some hundreds of miles in diameter that had been trapped in orbit around Tarnaria, one of the obscure stars near the Cone Nebula. " [The chapter is titled 'Kamelot'. More, not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2780||Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 22.||"...the same tomb where his daughter had contracted the Merlin sickness twenty-six years earlier... " [Other refs. to this illness, not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||2786||Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 34.||"Loren could still remember the launching of Excalibur from the construction cradle at the Lagrangian point... "|
|Arthurian||galaxy||3000||Baldwin, Bill. The Defiance. New York: Warner Books (1996); pg. 7.||[Year estimated.] "...largely unsuccessful attack against our five Imperial capital planets--now known as the Battle of Avalon--followed by his invasion of Sodeskaya... It wasn't as if our War Cabinet in Avalon considered Atalanta unimportant... " [Many other refs. to Avalon, not in DB. Other than this tenuous connection to Arthurian legend, there is really nothing to index: no refs. to literature, film, religion, tribes, anything. This is extremely rare.]|
|Arthurian||galaxy||4010||Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Exile's Song. New York: DAW Books (1996); pg. 378.|| "'Uncle Jeff, you're frightening me--you sound as if you're talking about fairy tales or elf-mounds or something.' They continued to ride, and he did not respond to her comments immediately.
'That is not a bad analogy,' Jeff said slowly as he turned his horse away from Lake Hali and they continued down the trail. 'I haven't thought of elf-mounds in a long time--I loved the stories of them when I was a young man, back on Terra. The Kerwins were of old Irelandic stock, and my adopted father's mother had a great store of tales--about Oisin and Fionn mac Cool and King Arthur, whom she insisted the British had stolen from the Irish. Called them 'shee hills.' It really takes me back.' "
|Arthurian||Metropolis||1993||Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 82.||"Several months before, the space shuttle Excalibur had crash-landed outside Metropolis... " (also pg. 377)|
|Arthurian||Nevada: Las Vegas||1991||Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 103.||"The new Excalibur, where fake knights on real horses pranced across the lobby, he found too outre for comparisons; one horse, rumor said, had made a critical statement of sorts. " [hotel in Vegas.]|
|Arthurian||Nevada: Las Vegas||1992||Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 157.|| "...and the not-yet-opened Excalibur crowding back the night sky.
'Damn,' said Crane, staring out the car window at the Excalibur's gigantic white towers and brightly colored conical roofs. 'That looks like the grandest hole in God's own miniature golf course.'
'Excalibur,' said Mavranos thoughtfully. 'Arthurian motif, I guess. I wonder if they've got a restaurant in there called Sir Gawain, or the Green Knight.' "
|Arthurian||Nevada: Las Vegas||1992||Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 181.||"... who, Merlin, Lancelot, Gawain?... All the fertility gods and kings mated with women who were in some way their sisters--Tammuz and Belili, Osiris and Isis, even King Arthur and Morgan le Fay... "|
|Arthurian||New York: New York City||1976||Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 236.||"That's Tennyson: Merlin and Vivien. [three lines are quoted above, discussed further.]|
|Arthurian||New York: New York City||2076||Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 180.||"The hub of mousenet, like Xanadu or Camelot, was a place out of legend. "|
|Arthurian||Ontario||2002||Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 61.||"...the campus paper, The Excalibur "|
|Arthurian||Solar System||2029||Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 95.||[Chapter 18 is titled 'Excalibur', and introduces the experiment by that name.] "It was the largest scientific experiment ever made, because it embraced the entire Solar System.
EXCALIBUR's origins went back to the bizarre--indeed, now hardly believable--days of the almost forgotten 'cold war,' when two superpowers had confronted each other with nuclear weapons... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
|Arthurian||Solar System||2180||Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 1.||"The great radar pulse generator Excalibur, powered by nuclear explosions, had been out o service for almost a century. It had been designed and developed in a frantic effort during the months following the transit of Rama through the solar system. When it was first declared operational in 2132, Excalibur's announced purpose was to give Earth ample warning of any future alien visitors: one as gigantic as Rama could be detected at interstellar distances... " [Other refs. to this object, which was given an Arthurian name.]|
|Arthurian||Tarot||2077||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 197.||Pg. 192: Holy Grail; Pg. 197: "'At least the Knights of the Round Table were mounted,' Brother Paul muttered. 'A lance and an armored charger--' "; Pg. 198: Excalibur; Pg. 230: "..when it had floated past the astonished knights of King Arthur's Round Table... "|
|Arthurian||Texas: Dallas||1998||Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 228.||"'...I expected Dallas to be a real city, but I rather thought the rest of Texas was an imaginary place, like Atlantis or Avalon or some such...' "|
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||95 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Lady of Avalon. New York: Viking Penguin (1997)||[Book jacket] "Like the inhabitants of the mystical Avalon, readers of Lady of Avalon will feel they have been transported to another world--a world of myth, magic, romance, and history. The magnificent novel spans the creation of Avalon itself and foreshadows the birth of the legendary King Arthur. Here, we meet three remarkable holy women who steer the fortunes of Roman Britain as they struggle with their own destinies... Ana gives birth to a baby girl who will be the mother of the great King to come. But it is her beautiful and feisty oldest daughter, Viviane, who is destined for true greatness--as the famed Lady of the Lake and guardian of the Grail. " [Of course, the entire novel is based on Arthurian legend, although it the novel is primarily about events which preceded the time of King Arthur. Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||249 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 1.||Pg. 1: "The Merlin of Britannia sat on the Watcher's Stone at the top of the Tor... "; Pg. 2: "The Merlin's old eyes scanned the heavens, seeking to comprehend the secrets written in the stars. The sun stood now in the sign of the Virgin, the old moon, passing him... " [More about 'the Merlin.' A few oother refs., not in DB. One of the major settings of the novel is Avalon. The central character is Helena.]|
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||700 C.E.||Vance, Jack. Lyonesse: Madouc. Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller (1989)||[As the title should indicate, the novel exhibits significant Arthurian influence, but does not recapitulate any specifically Arthurian legends or use specifically Arthurian characters.]|
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||1358 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon Knight. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 143.|| "'Oh, come now,' said Jim. 'There've been good magicians.'
'Indeed!' put in Sir Brian, 'How about the mighty Merlin? And Carolinus?...' "
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||1360 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon on the Border. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 40.||Pg. 40: "'How to explain? James, even you must have heard of King Arthur.'
'Heard of him?' said Jim, annoyed. 'I studied the Arthurian legend. He was either a myth or a series of myths which were originally thought to be Celtic, but which new evidence indicates may have migrated west with the Roman soldiery from as far as the steppes of South Russia, from the myths of an ancient people there, the Sarmatians--'
...'Nonsense, James,' he said. 'Never make statements you're not sure of. This century is a lot closer than your original one to the time when the actual King Arthur lived--and indeed was involved in many of the things that legend as him involved in, though not as quite such a heroic figure. He may not have been so bright with glory as young Prince Edward, when we rescued from Malvinne-' ";
Pg. 246-247: Merlin [Other refs. not in DB, e.g. pg. 41, 51.]
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||1367 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon in Lyonesse. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 45.||Pg. 45: "'...Also, remember what I said: no one, including me, knows all the Old Magic. Merlin might have, but there's no one like him today...' "; Pg. 92: "'...and therefore the honor of singing before the Original Knights of the Table Round at time of war--to the effect that you, yourself, are of strength in magic; and that is the reason Morgan le Fay was so incensed against you. Also, you came here with another from the land above; but he is not with you now.' "; Pg. 93: "'--For example... there are those unskilled in magick, but with one magick talent. Recall how Gawain, having forced a fight with Sir Lancelot close to the time of our Great King's passing, made use of his gift of waxing in strength from morning to noon, to the strength of seven men; but Lancelot withstood him and won over him after the noontide.
Jim would have sworn that his memory of the King Arthur legends had been buried... since his earliest years of reading.... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||1367 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon in Lyonesse. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 98.|| "'...because the Lady of the Bright Knight--she has no other name, by the by--is tainted with magick, and therefore cannot wed in the eyes of the Holy Church. She was a damosel of Morgan le Fay; and won her freedom from service in some way only the two of them and Merlin might know. But, strange to say, there remained a kindness between her and Morgan; so that the Queen gave her this castle and lands.'
'Where does the Knight come in, then?'
'Later, they say, the Knight came by and the two fell in love; and the lady went back to Morgan le Fay and begged a protection for him. For now he would be defending the castle and her against all comers--else all would have called him a false knight. It was Morgan le Fay that gave the Knight the gift of such brightness as you will find to dazzle your eyes.' " [Other refs. to le Fay, not in DB, incl. pg. 105, 110, 113-116, etc.]
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||1367 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon in Lyonesse. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 116.||Pg. 116: "Jim's memory of the Arthurian legends had been coming back steadily as his time stretched out in Lyonesse. "; Pg. 118: "Then he remembered that there had been on apprentices mentioned--that he could remember, anyway--in the Arthurian legends. " [Many refs. throughout novel. Explicitly Arthurian elements are the main plot element of this novel.]|
|Arthurian||United Kingdom||1994||Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 15.||[Frontispiece] Pg. -2: Quote from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Pg. 15: "Green Knight's beheading, his magical return to life and subsequent challenge to Gawain, to meet a year later at the Green Chapel... the enchantress Morgan le Fay, disguised as Lady Bertolac... "; Pg. 87: Lancelot; Pg. 98: Excalibur; Lorelei; Pg. 145: King Arthur; Sir Lancelot [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arthurian||United Kingdom: England||500 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. ix.|| "MORGAINE SPEAKS...
And now, when the world has changed, and Arthur--my brother, my lover, king who was and king who shall be-lies dead (the common folk say sleeping) in the Holy Isle of Avalon, the tale should be told as it was before the priests of the White Christ came to cover it all with their saints and legends. " [Many refs. throughout novel to Arthurian legend. The entire novel is essentially a recapitulation and expansion of the Arthurian tales, told from Morgaine La Fey's perspective. Only a few examples in DB.]
|Arthurian||United Kingdom: England||500 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. x.|| "If those at Arthur's court at Camelot chose to think me so when I came there [a nun] (since I always wore the dark robes of the Great Mother in her guise as wise-woman), I did not undeceive them. And indeed, toward the end of Arthur's reign it would have been dangerous to do so, and I bowed my head to expediency as my great mistress would never have done: Viviane, Lady of the Lake, once Arthur's greatest friend, save for myself, and then his darkest enemy--again, save for myself.
But the strife is over; I could greet Arthur at last, when he lay dying, not as my enemy and the enemy of my Goddess, but only as my brother, and as a dying man in need of the Mother's aid, where all men come at last. "